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A flippin' good time was had by all this Pancake Day

Schoolchildren, residents and workers celebrated Pancake Day with a host of activities across north-east Hampshire

Ethan, 5, from Farnborough Grange Nursery Infant Community School

Zesty lemon and crunchy sugar were the toppings of the day for Hart and Rushmoor this Shrove Tuesday.

Adults and children indulged in the classic recipe at school, home and work to mark Pancake Day.

Farnborough Grange Nursery and Infant School held a day of pancake-related activities including races, cooking, tasting and designing.

Carol Clancy, learning support teacher at the school, said: “It went really well and the children had a fabulous time.

“We did not burn any nor did we get any stuck to the ceiling.

“The whole reception class took part with the most popular topping being sugar.

“Some of the children tried banana on their pancakes too.

“We held pancake races outside, got the children to design their own pancakes and centred the making of pancakes on maths, weighing out the ingredients.”

 

After school youngsters flocked to The Little Shop Of Coffee, in Yateley, to smother their pancakes from a range of toppings.

Cath Davies-Gray flipped dozens of pancakes in the kitchen of her Reading Road shop offering boys and girls a choice of chocolate spread, strawberries and sprinkles to lace their plated with.

Meanwhile students from schools across Fleet took part in a pancake race organised by the town’s rotary club at Court Moor School, Fleet.

At Parkside, an Aldershot charity that supports adults with learning disabilities in Surrey and Hampshire, there was much flipping and pancake eating going on as visitors enjoyed traditional activities.

Clients and volunteers flipped pancakes at the Guildford Road day centre, before decorating them with whipped cream and berries and tucking in.

Development manager Nichola O’Sullivan, said: “There has been a lot of laughter coming out of the hall today.

“It think it’s been who can get it onto the ceiling. They ate them all at the end, but not the ones that had been on the floor.”

 

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